Lynne A. Slivovsky

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  • Brian Atkins, Robert Delasalas, Vinay Bhargava, Moses, Linh Chan, Cathy Cheng-Hua +14 others
  • 1998
ii-ACKNOWLEDGMENTS It has been a pleasure to work with my major advisors, Prof. Charles A. Bouman and Prof. Jan P. Allebach, throughout my graduate-level curriculum. I would like to thank them for their high standards; their tireless involvement; their expert guidance and instruction; and their patience. I am also grateful to them for providing the(More)
—One challenge in multimodal interface research is the lack of robust subsystems that support multimodal interactions. By focusing on a chair—an object that is involved in virtually all human–computer interactions, the sensing chair project enables an ordinary office chair to become aware of its occupant's actions and needs. Surface-mounted pressure(More)
Ultrasonic sensors present one of the most cost-effective digital distance measurement systems available for mobile applications. Their effectiveness is limited, however, in applications involving complex environments and when information on sensor position is unavailable. This paper focuses on the implementation and limitations of ultrasonic sensors and(More)
One of the inherent challenges of teaching any emerging technology like nanotechnology, is the fact that its core competencies flux in the new disciplines' early stages. Nanotechnology presents an additional challenge in that its underpinnings cross multiple traditional disciplinary boundaries. We have designed a course that aims to address some of these(More)
Eight innovative senior level capstone engineering projects were completed at California Polytechnic State University (2008-present) involving (n=28) students (23 male/5 female). All projects involved the design of equipment to facilitate physical activity for people with disabilities. The effects on: i) learning design, ii) attitude towards people with(More)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) provides a platform for many automated tasks and with an ever increasing advances in computing, these tasks can be more complex. The use of UAVs is expanded in this thesis with the goal of Search and Rescue (SAR), where a UAV can assist fast responders to search for a lost person and relay possible search areas back to SAR(More)
The objective of this thesis is to optimize the Harris corner detection algorithm implementation on NVIDIA GPGPUs using the CUDA software platform and measure the performance benefit. The Harris corner detection algorithm—developed by C. Harris and M. Stephens—discovers well defined corner points within an image. The corner detection implementation has been(More)
In Perfect Xen, A Performance Study of the Emerging Xen Scheduler by Ryan Hnarakis Fifty percent of Fortune 500 companies trust Xen, an open-source bare-metal hypervisor, to virtualize their websites and mission critical services in the cloud. Providing superior fault tolerance, scalability, and migration, vir-tualization allows these companies to run(More)
iii ABSTRACT Walking Assistant-A Mobile Aid for the Visually-Impaired Adin Miller The most common navigation aid visually-impaired people employ is a white cane, but, recently, technology has given rise to a varied set of sophisticated navigation aids. While these new aids can provide more assistance to a visually-impaired person than a white cane, they(More)